Courses Taught

I look at teaching as performance art. The similarities between the stage and the classroom are obvious. Since, as I tell my students, ‘I am a frustrated actor,’ any popularity that I have is truly humbling but also deeply appreciated.”

Dale has been an adjunct professor since October 1993. Here is a list of the courses he teaches at the colleges and universities he serves:

  • Fundamentals of Communication: focuses on the fundamental processes of reading and writing that are essential to communication.
  • Basic Writing: this course helps develop basic writing skills.
  • Composition and Research: basic freshman requirement, designed to review fundamental principles of rhetoric, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Speech Communication: a human performance course designed to improve oral communication skills in public speaking, group process, and interpersonal situations. 
  • Public Speaking: a human performance course which focuses upon the theory, practice, and criticism of different types of informative and persuasive speeches.
  • Fundamentals of Speech: basic course in the development of communication attitudes and skills with a view to enabling the student to feel comfortable and competent in public speaking venues.
  • Composition and Literature: an introduction to short story, drama, and poetry, the course builds on and develops writing and research skills.
  • Technical Writing: students learn research techniques in their specialized fields and standard formats used in business and industry, such as technical correspondence, formal reports, and oral presentations.
  • The Art of the Cinema: an introduction to cinema studies which aims to provide students with media literacy for a world in which communication is increasingly visual and cinematic in its form.
  • Mass Media: introduction to the interrelationships between contemporary American life and the communication media.
  • Writing for the Media: introduction to the writing styles and format requirements necessary to write for various American media.
  • Grammar Studies: study of various linguistic theories incorporated with practical application of rules of English syntax and usage. Facebook-20160410-073147
  • Interpersonal Communication: an introductory survey of basic theories, models, and practices of interpersonal communication.
  • Public Relations and Advertising: study of principles and applications of modern public relations and advertising.
  • Interpretation of Film: critical approach to analyzing film and its significance in contemporary society.
  • Broadcasting and Electronic Media: overview of contemporary radio and television in America.
  • Fiction Writing: study of fiction styles and techniques aimed at developing the student’s ability to write fiction.
  • News and Feature Writing: thorough study of news writing techniques, with emphasis on development of feature stories for newspapers and magazines.
  • Multimedia Design and Editing: designed to introduce students to the processes involved in planning, designing, creating, and copy-editing multimedia projects.
  • Advertising Workshop: students create advertising programs, including an ad campaign in a workshop-styled atmosphere.
  • Writing for the Workplace: advanced writing course oriented toward communication beyond the academic world.
  • Scriptwriting for Television and Film: study of the writing of a professional dramatic script for use in television or motion pictures.
  •  Writers Workshop: seminar for writers who wish to broaden and develop their creative writing skills.
  • New Media: provides basics of the online world, web page design, and the authoring of multimedia presentations.
    Dale’s first students, October 1993.
  • Law and Ethics of Mass Communication: study of the legal and ethical framework within which mass communication media operate.
  • Graphic Design and Illustration: elementary instruction in techniques and materials of commercial art.
  • Marketing Principles: an introduction to the basic functions of marketing and the marketing concept.
  • Contemporary Fiction and Drama: study of selected short novels, stories, and plays drawn from world literature of the last 30 years.